Abundant in sea mountain areas, sometimes near the shore. Feeds on rather large fishes (species of Priacanthus, Decapterus, Emmelichthys, etc.) in Kyushu Palau-Ridge. Sometimes marketed fresh in Okinawa, Japan when caught.
- Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)
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